Concessions were missed for the November 12, 2015, December 3, 2015 and January 10, 24, 2016 meetings.
Outside concessions bought in for the December 10, 2015 meeting were under $50 for the sandwiches and cookies and we scavenged a coffee service from an earlier meeting.
Awaiting the invoice for the Aboriginal
Enhancement conference attended from late November.
Upcoming City Wide, February 25.
- Venue, Catering, Speakers, etc.
The BCCPAC conference and AGM is being held at the Coast Capri hotel in Kelowna, April 28 to May 1. Travel expenses and conference/AGM fees for DPAC might be covered by the gaming grant.
The conference costs is $200 (Friday, including an no-host reception Thursday night) and the AGM (Saturday and Sunday) is $75 per person. Lunch and snack breaks are covered for Friday and Saturday (AGM ends just before lunch Sunday).
Room rates for the Coast Capri:
Provincial Government employee rate for the rooms is $99 - 119 ++ per night
The BCAA Rate is $130 to 148 ++ per night (includes breakfast).
Limited Airport shuttle service to hotel (transfers). BCCPAC room rate is $130, but I do notbelieve that breakfast is included.
Checking on travel options: Airfare is around $250 return per person ATI. Driving would be $450+ per vehicle - (unless at least three people were to volunteer two hours additional hours of travel time each way. And there is a possibility of an additional night of accommodation expense, driving could actually be cost prohibitive.
Example for one delegate: travel is $250 + Conference fees are $275 + accommodation $300 + meals $100, incidentals $75 = approximately $1000 a head before any discounting.
We have $5400 budgeted for this, so six or seven delegates from DPAC could be accommodated.
This would be a great experience for everyone to attend.
BCCPAC is offering to cover travel expenses for three delegates from our district. I understand DPAC helps to decide who gets to be sponsored. Ideally BCCPAC would have three people carpool at 50 cents a km ($430.00).
But, again this could incur three additional room night.
Finally, I communicated with VSB finance requesting the backlog of monthly statements for minutes and postings. Apparently the Budgets group is working on finalizing the VBE’s 2015/16 budget and the DPAC budget updates will be included in this process. We should get updates before the end of next week.